Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park, offers a variety of free family workshops throughout the year. An urban model of responsible horticulture,...

  

Soldier Field Sledding Hill

Long after the Bears have exhausted all possible playoff opportunities for the season and outdoor Soldier Field shutters for its winter hibernation,...

  

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where butterflies from around...

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Oz Park

What would Dorothy and her friends from Oz think if they knew that the biggest attraction to their park in the winter was the small but solid hill...

  

North Park Village Nature Center

Hiking trails over wetlands, prairie, savannah and woodlands. Visit the kids' educational facility at the nature center.

  

Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

The zoo's newest attraction is a serene oasis featuring local wildlife and lush prairie vegetation. Free, interactive educational programs take place...

  

Montrose Harbor

This hill wasn't designated for sledding, but come winter, Cricket Hill in Montrose Harbor is one of the city's premier destinations for downhill fun....

  

Lincoln Park Zoo

See more than 1,100 animals, many of them endangered. Popular stops include the Regenstein Center for African Apes, Kovler Sea Lion Pool and Regenstein...

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Lincoln Park Conservatory

This conservatory doesn't have a children's garden, but it's still a great place to relax after a day at Lincoln Park Zoo. Take a stroll through the tropical...

  

 







 
 
 
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